On Parade, one of the most highly anticipated fillies in years, will go for her second consecutive victory when she heads a field of six drawn for the grade III, $75,000 added Valley Stream at Aqueduct Sunday.
On Parade, by Storm Cat out of My Flag, by Easy Goer, was a 4 1/2-length winner in her Oct. 25 debut at Belmont Park. She is an Ogden Phipps homebred trained by Shug McGaughey. On Parade is the first foal out of My Flag, who won the 1995 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) and the 1996 Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I).
She will have to outrun another beautifully bred filly, A New Twist, who was a nine-length winner in her debut in July. John Kimmel had to stop on the filly for nearly two months after that, however, because of tender shins. A New Twist, by Storm Cat out of multiple-graded stakes winner Twist Afleet, is owned by Lucille Conover. A New Twist finished second to Valley Stream rival Proper Gamble in her comeback race Oct. 25.
Forest Heiress is in with a good shot as well, winning three races in New Jersey this summer, two in stakes company. She was second to Bella Bellucci in Belmont's grade II Astoria Oct. 8.
The field, in post position order with jockeys and weights, for the Valley Stream: A New Twist (Edgar Prado, 116); On Parade (Jerry Bailey, 116); Cherokee Girl (Robbie Davis, 118); Forest Heiress (Richard Migliore, 122); Proper Gamble (John Velazquez, 118); Vesta (Shaun Bridgmohan, 116).